“If you’ve had enough of a poorly built home extension roof, you are in the right place!”
Roof extension issues often get fixed with a single repair costing €2,000-€4,000. Hopefully your issue gets fixed and you have no ongoing problems.
Over the last 20 years we’ve come across hundreds of home extension roofs that require constant repairs. Spending €2,000-€4,000 every couple of years can really start to add up.
Why is there a problem with my home extension roof?
Home extensions are often built by smaller, less established builders who don’t have the knowledge and skill levels to ensure that the roofs that they work on will last for decades. In comparison, a main house roof will be constructed by experienced homebuilders and will usually have little or no problems over the lifetime of the house.
Many materials, many problems!
Home extension roofs are constructed with a wide variety of materials. Slate, Tile, PVC Felt, Ash Felt, Fibreglass, Aluminium Panels, Zinc Panels, and Industrial Steel Panels are all commonly used. It is very challenging for less knowledgeable and experienced builders to understand the correct design and workmanship required for all of these materials.
Are you experiencing any of these 5 extension roof problems?
1. Water leaking through windows and along internal ceilings and walls
2. Damp stains on ceiling and discoloured plasterwork caused by condensation
3. Blocked guttering and overflowing guttering
4. Pools of water on your extension roof
5. Visible damage on metal, felt and slate and tiled roofs
If your roof extension has numerous problems, a Zinc Roof might be the answer
1. Why smart homeowners use Zinc for their home extension roofs
2. Eliminate unplanned expenditure on your property
3. A zinc roof adds value to your property
4. A new zinc roof is an architectural feature
5. Your new zinc roof will be in safe hands
Boyle Copper & Zinc Craft Ltd has been established for over 13 years.
We have completed over 2,000 cladding and roofing projects in Zinc, Copper and Steel.
We work with homeowners, building owners, developers, builders, architects and insurance repair companies.
Some of our clients include:
Royal Opera House
Oval Cricket Ground
Ryanair CEO – Michael O’Leary
Bank Of Ireland, Wexford
Canon Building, London
Two of our recent projects
10-year Workmanship Warranty, 30-year Material Warranty, 10-year Insurance Backed Warranty
Boyle Copper & Zinc Craft Ltd offer a 10-year Workmanship Warranty as standard. We are so confident of our work, that our Workmanship Warranty will cover both the design of your new Zinc Roof and the roofing installation works.
VM Zinc will also provide a 30-year Material Warranty for the Zinc material used in your installation. Boyle Copper & Zinc Craft Ltd is a fully qualified authorised installed for VM Zinc.
As an approved roofing installer of The Federation Of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors (FTMRC), we can organise (for a small additional cost) a 10-year Insurance Backed Warranty (with an option to extend for a further 10-years). This insurance will ensure any required repairs to your roof will be covered even if Boyle Copper & Zinc Craft Ltd go out of business.
“The project was a large and complex residential new build in Druids Glen with a large,detailed roof and wall sections in metal. We heard of Boyle roofing through an industry contact, word of mouth is always the best way to acquire new contractors. We were looking for a new metal roofing contractor as our contractor was retiring. We met several contractors; however, Boyle roofing had a culture and passion which we felt dovetailed with our own views. As we have to build long term relationships with our suppliers due to the nature of our projects, collaboration from our suppliers far outweighs price. Once Boyles started onsite, we knew the fit was right, excellent communication, commitment to programme and dedication to quality. Boyle copper roofing are and will remain a part of our supply chain and we would recommend them without hesitation. One final point….During one foul day of bad weather I was trying to cover a section of works with great difficulty and Darren and Jack from Boyles just ran over to help without hesitation and I have not seen such kindness in many years in our industry.“
John Mullins, Vexamen Ltd, Owner
“Boyle Copper & Zinc Craft LTD completed a project for us in Kildare. They supplied and installed VM Zinc Anthra to the wall cladding and roofing. We could not recommend the company enough. Their professionalism, knowledge and expertise made the process trouble-free and uncomplicated. We heard of the company through word of mouth. We will definitely utilise their services in the future.“
Darren O’Connell, Darren O Connell Construction Ltd, Owner
“We would have no hesitation in recommending Boyle Copper, they supplied and fitted Zinc Cladding on our Wicklow Library & Archive Project, good communication & excellent service.“
Carmel Crampton, Byrne & Byrne Building Contractors (www.byrneandbyrne.ie), Project Manager
“Boyle Copper carried out the zinc wall cladding for us on a residential rear extension in North London. We heard about Boyle Copper through a Google search. Boyle Copper was one of two that we approached. We chose Boyle Copper because their price was in line with the other supplier, so we knew the job was priced correctly. Also because of the speed with which Alan reacted to our enquiry. As soon as we’d emailed, he was on the phone to discuss the project. He also followed up to chase us up which was good. Others were less forthcoming, especially as it was a small job.
Alan offered a CPD session for our team which was really good. Alan also advised us on another project with his expertise which was great.
I appreciated that they chased up the job even though it was small. Generally great communication with Alan and the guys on site. I would recommend Boyle Copper and would use them again. They were quick to reply and did the work quickly and accurately. The guys on site were also very skilled. I would use them as my preferred contractor.”
Stephen Mackie, Sean and Stephen Architects (www.seanandstephen.com), Architect
“Boyle Copper helped us on the re-roofing of our converted factory. This involved removing the existing aluminium sheeting and installing a new cool roof solution with standing seam VMZinc. The works were further complicated by the fact that a large array of solar panels had to be removed, stored and reassembled. Paul Cousins, Business Development Manager (SIG Roofing Advisory List) came to look at the site and recommended Boyle Copper & Zinc Craft Ltd.
We chose Boyle Copper because they demonstrated that they were knowledgeable, helpful and interested in the details, which gave us confidence. Also the price was competitive compared to our other quotes. The communication was really good. Alan always got back to us in a timely manner and the guys on site were brilliant – they were always on time and very considerate.
I would certainly recommend Boyle Copper & Zinc Craft Ltd. Technically they were excellent, they were also considerate, flexible and good value for money.”
Brian Ford, Building Owner
“Our architect brought Boyle Copper on board. He recommended them as he had used them on other projects and the price matched with expectations. Communication was very good with Alan and the team. It was perfect for the job.
I would recommend Boyle Copper – a) because their price was what we had budgeted and b) the product and application was to a high standard.”
Barry Doherty, Argyle House Property Developers, Property Developer
“Boyle’s were by far the most reliable contractors for this type of work that we have used. Communication was first class with Alan always on hand to help the architects with regs, detailing and design issues.”
Tony Bracaglia, Famella Construction, Builder
Our quote will be in the range of €400 – €600 (incl VAT) per square meter of roofing depending on the complexity of your extension roof. A typical roof extension of 19 square meters with 2 existing Velux windows will be around €7250(incl VAT). This will include the full renovation of the roof (removal of the old roof slates, tiles or felt and waste disposal and also the new substrate decking under the new metal roof). The price excludes new or additional windows and skylights.
Possibly, on rare occasions. For example, if we open the roof and find a damaged joist that needs to be replaced; plumbing that needs to be diverted; electrical wiring that was not visible at the time of quotation. Basically, things that cannot be foreseen at the time of quotation. If this occurs, we will clearly show you the additional works that need to be done and we will do them at cost.
Generally, we would require a 50% deposit followed by 50% payment of balance when half the works are complete. We can also offer an incremental payments option depending on your personal credit rating.
4. How can I check your Coppersmith qualification and membership with the relevant trade federations to confirm that you are a reputable contractor?
Alan Boyle, the director of the company, is a qualified Coppersmith with over 25 years of experience who trained in Munich, Bavaria. Boyle Copper and Zinc Craft Ltd are registered with FTMRC and VM Zinc. You can contact them directly to verify our membership. Our FTMRC membership requires our work to be checked on an annual basis by FTMRC.
Upon request, we can send you photos of similar jobs.
Generally, yes. We work directly with many architects, so we will be happy to speak with your architect. If you don’t have an architect, we will be able to design your Zinc Roof for you ourselves.
Generally, there is no requirement for planning permission. You can inform your neighbours that you are having works done once we have confirmed your installation date, so they won’t become concerned if they see strangers arriving at your property.
Yes, we do this regularly and work with the major brands. We can install Velux and similar. For an additional charge, we will be able to do this work at the same time as your Zinc Roof installation.
Yes, we do this regularly and work with the major brands. We can install Velux and similar. For an additional charge, we will be able to do this work at the same time as your Zinc Roof installation. You can make good any internal plasterwork yourselves, or we will be able to find you a local tradesman to complete the internal works for you.
Yes. Our price per square meter generally includes all associated gutters, downpipes, soffits and fascias on the roof extension supplied in Zinc. Subject to an additional cost, you can also opt for matching Zinc equipment on the main house roof.
Normally we recommend using the natural grey Zinc (known as Zinc Quartz) as it blends in well with all other building materials. We can offer other colours which would be more expensive.
12. I have noticed "waviness" in the zinc roofing panels in your photos. Will I also get this "waviness" effect in my new Zinc Roof?
This waviness is called the “oil canning effect” and is a natural characteristic of the Zinc material. This will give your new Zinc Roof a more natural rather than a manufactured look.
It is extremely rare that this will happen. If it does occur, please contact us. Providing that the installation is still within our 10-year Workmanship Warranty period, we will come out to investigate and rectify the situation.
On average it will take 1 week. We first remove the old roofing followed by installation of the new timber decking which is then followed by installation of the Zinc Roof.